Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant’s sentencing hearing begins

The hearing at Christchurch High Court is expected to last four days
The hearing at Christchurch High Court is expected to last four days

The Australian white supremacist who killed 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand last year is facing survivors of his attack as a sentencing hearing gets under way.

Australian Brenton Tarrant is likely to be jailed for life for the rampage.

Tarrant pleaded guilty in March and was convicted of 51 murders, 40 attempted murders and one charge of terrorism.

Survivors

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could we live on nothing else for a week?

Stephen Armstrong - Christopher Pledger/Christopher Pledger
Stephen Armstrong – Christopher Pledger/Christopher Pledger

It’s been a big week for Jeff Bezos – on Tuesday, the world’s richest man saw his net worth top $197.8bn (£150.9bn), the highest fortune Forbes has recorded in nearly four decades of tracking billionaires; on Wednesday, Amazon UK rolled out a same-day delivery tie in with Morrisons, offering the supermarket’s entire range anywhere in the country; and on Monday, I started an experiment to see if my family

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COVID-19 Hasn’t Killed The Movie Theater, But A Lot Of Changes Are Ahead

Like everything else on this beleaguered planet, the entertainment industry has seen its unfair share of COVID-19 damage. Productions and live events ground to a halt in mid-March, leaving countless people out of work. Many expensive films were shelved indefinitely. Broadcast networks have scrambled to fill programming holes in their fall lineups. Anticipating billions in lost revenue, Hollywood looked to Congress for financial aid. Projects that resume filming, like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and

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After a repentant Trump voter’s one-man protest, what happened next?

Regrets, he’s had a few, but then again, there’s one he’d like to mention.

James Walker voted for Donald Trump in 2016. That fateful decision, and a subsequent act of public of repentance, rippled through his family and friendships, his dating life, his career, where he makes his home and countless thousands of posts on social media.

Related: ‘They’re not alone’: Biden aims to unite anti-Trump Republicans at DNC

Walker’s story is a parable of

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How to Do It, What You Need & Where to Stay Along the Way

Whether you had to cancel that European river cruise or you’ve just been daydreaming of getting as far away from your apartment as possible, travel is on our minds. And while you may be holding off on flights for now, hitting the open road seems like a viable option to feed your wanderlust. But navigating a road trip during Covid—like, uh, how do you safely use a gas station bathroom?—can feel overwhelming and scary. We

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Dating in a pandemic is tough. So she made TV’s first COVID-set romance

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Nicolette Robinson and Leslie Odom Jr. in a scene from Freeform’s “Love in the Time of Corona.” (Freeform)

At some point amid the chaos of pausing production on her Freeform series “Good Trouble” and shifting to a virtual writers room because of stay-at-home orders issued to combat the coronavirus, Joanna Johnson had an idea for a pandemic-themed limited series.

It began on a call with her manager, Robyn Meisinger, who mentioned

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How To Set Up A Home School Environment That Works For Your Kid

Millions of U.S. children will be doing some level of remote learning during the fall school session. Here's how to give them a space to optimize their experience. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images)
Millions of U.S. children will be doing some level of remote learning during the fall school session. Here’s how to give them a space to optimize their experience. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images)

Last spring, when 55 million U.S. students were flung into remote learning, everyone just kind of did the best they could. Parents took meetings in their beds; teachers led Zoom calls from their cars, and kids were just kind of plopped

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California’s wine country crippled by disasters

SONOMA, Calif. — Harvest season in wine country should be a time when tourists flock to enjoy the food, wine and hospitality offerings of the San Francisco Bay Area. Instead, disaster on top of disaster is crippling local businesses this year.

Following shelter-in-place orders mandated due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 250 businesses in the Napa and Santa Rosa metro areas have closed permanently as of July 10, according to data gathered by online review

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It’s terrifying that the Mets have to deal with COVID-19 — and terrifying that some of their fans show no empathy

Mets didn’t appear to do anything wrong. The second scariest thing is the lack of empathy from a segment of their fan base.” data-reactid=”23″Perhaps the scariest thing is that the Mets didn’t appear to do anything wrong. The second scariest thing is the lack of empathy from a segment of their fan base.

On the first point: We checked out the story from the team that no Mets are known to have broken health

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Back in My Room

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The game sound in our headsets is cranked all the way up.” data-reactid=”13″The game sound in our headsets is cranked all the way up.

I’ve got four other guys calling out the other team’s movements and spawns.” data-reactid=”14″I’ve got four other guys calling out the

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‘It’s a frustrating period.’ Yet LAUSD teachers muster smiles on the first day of school

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Gladys Alvarez, a fifth grade teacher at Manchester Avenue Elementary School in South Los Angeles, talks to her students via Zoom during a meet-and-greet on Wednesday. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

It wasn’t problem free and frustrations flared through the day, but as formal instruction began Thursday in Los Angeles public schools, students, parents and teachers attempted to project a positive face on the difficult work of distance-learning amid

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Feel Like You’re Retired With One of These 30 Laid-Back Jobs

Although most people are likely looking forward to the day when they can retire and take it easy, plenty of others are looking hard for ways to take it easy even before they retire. With the right job, you can effectively start your retirement right now, working the hours you want and earning money without punching a clock at the office.

make your day-to-day feel like you’re already retired.” data-reactid=”18″It’s true that we’re

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‘Living in my car’? Fall semester online means college students are scrambling for housing, Wi-Fi

When California State University announced May 12 its schools would be online for the fall semester, Graciela Moran thought she might end up homeless.

The San Bernardino student is immunocompromised and had been living in her dorm as a residential assistant. But with the Cal State announcement, her contract ended and her stipend was taken away. Her father, a carpet installer, had to keep working during the city’s increase in coronavirus infections, so she couldn’t

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Sing A Song For Racial Justice Every Day With Washington Revels

WASHINGTON, DC — Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts have teamed up to give audiences a Daily Antidote of Song with a special end-of-August focus on “Singing for Racial Justice.”

The program initially started in early April as a respite for singers trapped at home due to the coronavirus panedmic. People from around the world are able to sign into a Zoom call at 12 noon EDT every day to participate in a sing-along. The

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The #FreeBritney Campaign Advocating for Britney Spears Is a Complex Decade-Long Legal Battle

Photo credit: Esquire
Photo credit: Esquire

From Esquire

In the past few months or so, Britney Spears’ Instagram has piqued the interest of armchair psychologists, Britney stans, and the pop culture curious alike. Her 25 million followers are obsessed with potential coded messages communicated through colors and flowers, the bizarre story of how she burned down her gym with workout candles, and the videos with shoutouts “at the LGBTQ community.” It’s as bizarre as it is worrisome. Buried

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Ex-Trump aide Bannon pleads not guilty in border wall scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was pulled from a luxury yacht and arrested Thursday on allegations that he and three associates ripped off donors trying to fund a southern border wall, making him the latest in a long list of Trump allies to be charged with a crime.

The organizers of the “We Build The Wall” group portrayed themselves as eager to help the president build a “big

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How the Freeform Rom-Com Tackles Romance During Quarantine (Exclusive)

Like many ideas, Freeform’s Love in the Time of Corona was borne out of a conversation. It was the end of April — more than a month into quarantine — and executive producer Joanna Johnson was preparing for the third season of Good Trouble in the virtual writers’ room when she and her manager, Robyn Meisinger, had a frank discussion about dating during quarantine. Through that conversation, Meisinger shared that she had begun

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The Trump-whisperer’s rapid fall from grace

Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon at Roy Moore rally - 11 December 2017
Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon at Roy Moore rally – 11 December 2017

In the end, the master provocateur ended up provoking the wrong person in the wrong way at the wrong time.

Until August 2017, Steve Bannon was arguably the second most powerful man in Washington. The president’s one-time chief strategist was the puller of strings, the Trump-whisperer, revelling in his role as an agent of chaos.

After the 2016 election, he was

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Here’s how parents can cut back-to-school costs for remote learning

True to form, the pandemic has infiltrated another time-honored tradition: back-to-school season.

With millions of Americans already struggling financially, sending children back to school got more expensive with spending up nearly $100 from the previous year to an average of $789.49 per family, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

“By any measure, this is an unprecedented year with great uncertainty, including how students will get their education this fall, whether they are in kindergarten

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100 things to do while stuck inside due to a pandemic

As concerts are postponed, sporting events are canceled, schools are closed and tourist hot spots are shut down, experts recommend that even those who show no sign of illness stay home during this time of global pandemic. 

That’s right: It’s advised that you self-quarantine.

Although remaining inside is a good way to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, and is an important measure to help “flatten the curve” of daily cases that put pressure

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